British quartet Anne Keothavong, Elena Baltacha, Laura Robson and Heather Watson have been awarded wildcards for the tennis competition at the London 2012 Olympics.

Keothavong and Baltacha, Britain's No.1 and 2, will compete in the women's singles competition, while Robson and Watson will pair up in the women's doubles.

Andy Murray, who was confirmed as the sole British competitor in the men's singles last week, will also feature in the doubles alongside brother Jamie, with Ross Hutchins and Colin Fleming also being entered for the host nation.

Anne Keothavong
Keothavong celebrated her first round win at Wimbledon and her Olympic wildcard on Tuesday.

With the world's top 56 automatically entering each draw, Britain's women were all relying on wildcards to feature in the games, this year to be held on the grass courts of Wimbledon's All-England Club.

In the men's draw, which saw the International Tennis Federation enter eight additional players, Lleyton Hewitt is the biggest name player to benefit, while in the women's draw, which saw two of the eight wildcards selected by Tripartite Commission Invitation, sees Kateryna Bondarenko included.

Baltacha and Keothavong, who both won their first round matches at Wimbledon on Tuesday, will join No.1 seed Maria Sharapova in the women's section, after both falling out of contention for the top 56 prior to their respective first round exits at the French Open.

Keothavong said on Twitter: "I'm so proud to say I'll be representing Great Britain at the Olympics! Think I could cry with joy about that."

Baltacha wrote: "Thankyou to everyone for their lovely tweets!!still cant put into word how happy i am about being an Olympian[sic]."

Defending champions Serena and Venus Williams are likely to go into London as the favourites to retain their title in the women's doubles, alongside Watson and Robson, who will join forces during this fortnight's Wimbledon championships.

While Andy continues to search for his maiden grand slam singles title, Jamie will take a Wimbledon mixed doubles title in 2007, into their Olympic campaign which will see 11-time grand slam winner Bob and Mike Bryan begins as favourites ahead of defending champions Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka.

International Tennis Federation president Ricci Bitti: "We are delighted to see the strongest ever field in the history of the Olympic Tennis Event. Since tennis's return to the Olympics in 1988, the event has continued to grow at each Games, with the current generation of players all embracing this unique opportunity to represent their country in individual competition.

"The All England Club will provide an iconic backdrop for the event and we expect that the competition in each discipline will be fierce."